Teachers from Shenendehowa High School heard a presentation the day before classes began on nanotechnology and its impact in the Capital Region.
Shown here with an integrated circuit wafer are (left to right) International Alliance of Nanotechnology president LaMar Hill; NYSUT vice president Maria Neira; IAN education initiatives representative Elizabeth Herkenham; and Shenendehowa Teachers Association president Christine Koblensky.
Hill said students interested in the growing field of nanotechnology need to be well grounded in writing, math, science, business principles and computer skills. He said they also need to learn to work and communicate in teams across functional, cultural and geographic boundaries. "They need to know about the rest of the world," he told teachers.